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Georgia leaders warn federal opinion could 'devastate' lottery proceeds to pre-kinder and HOPE Scholarship - $1.1 Billion in 2018

State officials were not immediately clear on the decision’s fiscal fallout in Georgia, where the lottery transferred a record-setting $1.1 billion for pre-kindergarten and HOPE scholarship programs in 2018. The letter by Kemp and Carr said a ban on online lottery sales “would devastate the benefits provided to citizens in Georgia and across the nation through state lotteries.”

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Georgia Lottery transfers more than $1.14 billion to education

“Our achievements are truly a team effort,” said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Gretchen Corbin. “We are grateful to Gov. Deal and the legislature for their support. I also want to acknowledge our dedicated board of directors, employees, retail partners, business partners, and of course, our players.

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Germany: LOTTO Hessen celebrates 70th Anniversary

LOTTO Hessen has several reasons to celebrate. Thus, the state lottery - society celebrates not only 70th anniversary, the Hesse are also with per capita use of 106.34 euros nationwide at the top, achieved at the Euro Jackpot 2018 annual record sales of 150.5 million euros (a Plus 60, 9 percent compared to 2017), looked back with 656.6 million sales even on the second best year in the company's history and registered in 2018 the highest ever paid out of 382.3 euros in cash or transfer to Hessen Tipper. Comment by Dr. Heinz-Georg Sundermann, Managing Director of LOTTO Hessen: "Never in our history have we made Hesse so happy".

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Governor Northam Announces Record Year for Virginia Lottery Sales and Profits

“Players continue to support our broad, creative portfolio of fun games while also enthusiastically supporting a great cause—Virginia’s public schools. At the Lottery, we celebrate good fun with a great social purpose,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. “The record $600 million we contributed to public schools this year will help local schools fund child nutrition programs, early reading intervention, career education and other important classroom programs.  The Lottery celebrates its 30th birthday in 2018. The first ticket was sold on September 20, 1988.

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Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints John Davis Secretary of the Florida Lottery

“I’m honored to serve in this capacity on behalf of Governor Ron DeSantis and his administration,” said John Davis. “The Florida Lottery’s mission to maximize support for public education is closely aligned with my work over the years in the greater Orlando community to support our youth and students and help them achieve their dreams. I look forward to furthering this mission at the Lottery and working with elected officials and our business partners to meet our education and sales goals.”

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Hoosier Lottery hits jackpot with massive ticket sales

Sarah Taylor, Hoosier Lottery executive director, said the increased MegaMillions and Powerball sales prompted the lottery to boost its projected annual profit payment to the state to $303 million. "This revenue is transferred to the state of Indiana to support teacher, firefighter and police officer pensions, and reduce auto excise taxes," Taylor said

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Illinois Lottery Awarded Nearly $1.7 Billion In Prizes In 2019

"The Illinois Lottery marked its 45th birthday last year, but there were plenty of other reasons to celebrate in 2019," Illinois Lottery Acting Director Harold Mays said, in the news release. "We want to celebrate our players, our winners, our retail partners and the contributions made by the people of Illinois to education and special causes through purchasing Lottery tickets."

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